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James led the Cavaliers with 34 points (11-25 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 10-13 FT) with seven rebounds and five assists in 39 minutes in the win over the Thunder on Sunday.
James has helped the Cavaliers to six straight wins and has averaged 28.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 6.8 assists in his last five. He was both aggressive and comfortable in the win over Oklahoma City.
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James scored 26 points (8-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 10-14 FT) with seven rebounds, nine assists and four steals in 36 minutes during Wednesday's victory over the Jazz.
James is on a roll over his last five games since coming back from injury. He has scored at least 26 points in each of these games and is averaging 30.6 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and two threes during that period. All signs point to James having a huge second half of the season as he looks to put his Cavaliers in the top four standings in the Eastern Conference.
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James (illness) was present at Wednesday's shootaround and will play against the Jazz.
James missed practice Tuesday and was initially considered questionable to play, but he's feeling better Wednesday and will take the floor as the Cavs seek their fourth straight win. Since returning from injury (four games), James is averaging 31.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists while shooting 52.3 percent from the floor.
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James (illness) did not practice Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms, Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com reports.
James remained home to rest during Tuesday's session, and at this point he should be considered questionable to play Wednesday against the Jazz. Unless his symptoms intensify, however, it's difficult to envision the durable James sitting out. That said, be sure to check back after Wednesday's shootaround for a an update before deploying James in daily formats.
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James had a strong return after missing two weeks with knee and back issues. He had 33 points (11-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 8-13 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and five assists.
James put up some great numbers Tuesday, which comes as a huge relief to fantasy owners. He looked explosive and healthy for the most part and logged 37 minutes of playing time. His performance almost negated the pedestrian performances from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. J.R Smith scored 29 as a starter Tuesday night, so while it's too early to say for certain, it looks as though Smith will benefit from James' return.
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James (knee) is expected to play roughly 30 minutes in Tuesday's matchup with the Suns, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
James went through Tuesday's morning shootaround free of additional complications, and will suit up for the evening contest after calling himself a game-time decision Monday. He'll be on a slight minutes limit according to his head coach, which is something that will be a possibility throughout the remainder of the season.
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James (knee) dubbed himself a game-time call for Tuesday's game against the Suns, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
James has missed eight games while recuperating from minor knee and back issues, and after going through a full practice Monday, he indicated that he may return Tuesday. The Cavaliers are just 1-7 without James and are riding a five-game losing streak after being blown out by the Kings on Sunday night. Once James returns, he is not likely to be on a strict minutes limit, though coach David Blatt will probably make an effort to restrict his playing time when possible.
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James (knee) will not play Sunday, but has an outside shot of playing Tuesday against the Suns, The News-Herald reports.
James is pretty much on his original schedule to come back from this injury. He was supposed to be ready to go this Thursday, and since there's an outside shot he could play Tuesday, it appears likely that he will at least be able to go by the 15th. For those hoping to get James in their lineups, continue to monitor his status going into Tuesday's game.
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James (knee) said Wednesday that he'll return in one week, Jonathan Fiegen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
It appears James is right on track with the original two week return timetable, but another week off means he'll miss three more games beyond Wednesday's contest. Assuming the timetable holds up, James should be expected to return next Thursday when the Cavaliers take on the Lakers in Los Angeles. It's been clear all along that James' injury is nothing serious, and he corroborated that Wednesday, stating that if it were the playoffs, he would not be sitting out.
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James (knee/back) will be reevaluated Wednesday, although he's still expected to be sidelined for roughly two weeks, Ethan J. Skolnick of Turner Sports reports.
James will head into Wednesday's reevaluation to hopefully get a more definite timetable for return. His knee and back strains don't seem to be serious injuries as he likely just needs to rest after a grueling start to the regular season at age 30. In his continued absence, both Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will see more opportunities with the ball and a continued boost in fantasy value.